Saturday, December 30, 2023

In my prayers

 My cousin lost his wife just before Christmas, I went with very simple but with a bit of texture for his card.

  • Memory Box - Botanical stem die
  • DCWV - Corrugate Neutrals cardstock
  • Kat Scrappiness - Mini Slimline stitched rope die
  • ODBD - All Occasion Sentiments stamp
  • Twine

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Thursday, December 28, 2023

Grand Adventure

 Masculine card for my nephew, I haven't done any water coloring in quite sometime so I thought I would do that with this image, I used my  Spectrum Aqua markers but used some of my sparkle pen for the water. I colored the frame with an alcohol marker.

  • Northwoods - 2007 stamp,  water colored w/ spectrum aqua markers and sparkle pen for the water
  • Simple stories - Generation paper
  • Memory Box - Fresh Foliage die
  • Tim Holtz - Metallic sticker book, sentiment

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Tuesday, December 26, 2023

New Home

 Our Pastor recently bought a new home, it is gray so I had to spotlight one of them the color of their home. I first stamped grass at the bottom and then filled in the area with some inking and then took the cloud stencil for the background, adding a few stamped birds, sentiment and stamped tree, cut out the frame and made it into a shaped card, added the houses and to end it added the vine frame to finish it off.

  • Poppystamps - Brevilla Houses die
  • Memory Box - Twirling vine frame and Debutante frame dies
  • D.R.S. Designs - easy grass background stamp
  • My Favorite Things - Cloud stencil
  • Inkadinkado - Silhouettes tree stamp
  • Stampendous - Meadows edge pcs. (bird and sentiment stamp)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Sunday, December 24, 2023

Merry Christmas

 I have a few more Christmas cards to share today.

Wishing you all that celebrate a very Merry Christmas.

I find a sentiment I like and I put it in all my Christmas cards that year, this was this years sentiment.

May the Joy

And Peace

That were present

At the birth of Christ

Be present in your

Home this Season.


  • 49 and Market - Christmas Spectacular 2023 Ephemera Bits
  • Inking for background with lumber Jack plaid ink

My second one I layered red behind the tree, after thinking I should have done it the other way around so the tree would have been green.

  • Poppystamps - Wish you a merry Christmas die
  • My minds eye - O Christmas tree paper
  • Memory Box - Stitched Rectangle layers die
  • Gold stickers

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Friday, December 22, 2023

Find Joy

 I just love these papers and the chipboard pieces of ephemera they have that go with the papers, I put them together to make this cute seen, my friend that it went to has cats so I thought it was perfect.

  • Stamperia - House of Roses 12x12 paper and Chipboard die cuts
  • Tim Holtz - Small talk sentiment sticker
These chipboard pieces are pretty thick, but it made it through the mail ok :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and know how busy this time of year can be :)


Wednesday, December 20, 2023


 My nephews wife just lost her Grandmother, I went with a stamp from the Spellbinders advent calendar for her card.

  • Spellbinders - Advent calendar 2023 flower stamp, colored w/markers
  • Lilybee designs - Head over heels paper
  • Spellbinders - Big scalloped Circles, back to basics tags and A2 matting basics dies
  • Tim Holtz - Crochet die
  • The Greetery - Thinking of you stamp set
  • Brad

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Monday, December 18, 2023

For the boys

 I have a couple cards I made for my great nephews, the first one is for one that is turning 16 this year, so I always try to do a car card for the boys turning 16 and as I said in my last post I got a couple advent calendars this year and this car was the first item in the Spellbinders calendar, I was just going to use it without the present but I thought it would work for his birthday.

The car was cut from a piece of left over gold shimmer spray I had done on another card. I used some pattern paper for the road, sky and grass, and drew in the lines for the road, although I think he is one the wrong side, LOL!

  • Spellbinders - Day 1 advent Calendar 2023 car and present dies
  • Tattered Angels - Glimmer mist in gold
  • Fiskars - Clouds punches
  • Stamps of life - minis4circles sentiment stamp

On this other card he is turning 13, I always have a hard time transitioning from making kid like cards to teen cards, especially for the boys, but I thought this stamp set may be a good one.  I stamped onto backgrounds I had made using the smooshing technique.

  • Hero Arts - Birthday wishes stamp set, on inked smooshed backgrounds
  • Gemini - Torn edge circle dies
  • Raspberry Road Designs - Love lives here paper
  • Stickles - Scattered straw for flame

Thanks so much for taking the time out to stop by and say Hi,


Saturday, December 16, 2023

Day 1 advent calendar

 I needed a get well card for a friend and I had I decided to use something from one of my Advent Calendars, yes I bought two this year, I just had to see if I would like Spellbinders better than Crafter's companion that I have been getting for the past 3 years.

This one was an embossing folder from day one of Crafter's companion.  I colored it with markers after embossing.

  • Crafter's Companion - Advent calendar 2023 day 1, Embossing folder, colored w/markers
  • Basic Grey - Periphery Paper
  • PPD - Mini stitches square and A2 Stitched Banner set die
  • The Greetery - thinking of you sentiment stamp

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!


Thursday, December 14, 2023

60th Birthday

 Yep my hubby is my old man now, LOL!  That's what I keep telling him :)  He saw these gears and Pipes dies years ago when we went to a Scrapbook store and said how cool they were and I should get them, I told him I had no idea what to do with those pipe dies but he wanted to get them, he has since done a few things with the gears but not sure if he ever used the pipe dies so I decided to try and make the number 60 with them, I had to do a little trimming to make it somewhat work.

  • Memory Box - Small Steampunk Pipes and Deluxe Gear set dies
  • WeRmemory keepers - For the record paper
  • Spellbinders - Special Birthday sentiment stamp

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and let me know you did,


Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Field of Flowers

 This stamp set was on sale at Hobby Lobby one time I went in there and it looked so pretty I thought I should get it :)  Who doesn't want a field of wild flowers for their birthday :) The butterfly and the dandelion seeds are extras in the set so you can use them however you want in your design.

  • Memento - Lot 7019 stamp set, colored w/markers
  • Distress inks for background
  • Hero Arts - sentiment digi

I am sharing todays card with the NBUS Challenge never before used schtuff 
and Beautiful Blossom Challenge 

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and let me know you have,


Saturday, December 9, 2023

Lattice Split card

 I have seen this style of card called a few names, but I wanted to try something new for my daughters birthday cards so I went with this design that I have seen many do.  I followed the instructions on the Card Here . I went with the second card in the video, she calls it a trellis split card.

I wanted to write quite a bit in her card so I added a yellow insert inside that I folded so she has to open that up to view the sentiment inside.

  • Spellbinders - Layered daises, colored with inks using brushes
  • Stampendous - Birthday Assortment sentiment stamp
  • Recollections - gems 
  • Butterfly gem

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, and hope you enjoy a great weekend!


Thursday, December 7, 2023

Cat Sympathy

 Our Friends cat passed away last month, we go over to their house once a week so we see her quite often she was 19, so she didn't move a lot anymore but she was a very big and fluffy cat and she liked when you would come over and pet her.

  • Impression Obsession- Cat set die
  • Spellbinders - A2 matting basics A die
  • Memory Box - Grove Leaves, Bare Sapling, Flying birds and Contempo birds dies
  • D.R.S. - Easy Grass Background stamp
  • My Favorite Things - Cloud stencil

She was many different shades of brown so I went with a pattern paper to cut the cat out from.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Kids Birthday

 I have two cards finished for my great niece and great nephew, so I thought I would share them together.

  • Great Impressions - G423 stamp colored with/markers
  • Kat Scrappiness - Mini Slimline Stitched Rope die
  • Hero Arts - Fabulous Birthday sentiment
  • Cheery Lynn Designs - Alison's Ribbons die
  • BasicGrey - Two scoops paper
  • Sequins

This next one I tried inking my embossing folder with distress ink and then running it through my machine to transfer the ink to the paper, well I did this a few times and this was my results, then I added some lunar paste to it also, well I am not totally thrilled with the outcome and why did I not just go with some pattern paper instead but no I used the background and had to get it in the mail.  I am sharing my good with my bad cards.  They all don't turn out like we want.  I have since saw someone using the oxide inks and they said you get much better coverage so next time I will try that.

  • Lifestyle Crafts - Birthday embossing folder, used Distress ink directly on folder before embossing
  • Lunar Paste - Sike! over raised areas of embossing folder
  • Mama Elephant - Dos Amigos stamp set, colored w/markers
  • Darice - Nesting wavy squares die
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and letting me know you have,


Sunday, December 3, 2023

Backyard Wren

 I know I have told myself many times I do NOT need anymore bird dies, but here I go again. He is a little bigger than my other birds.  I love them in wreaths so I had to add that but this time I cut some thing strips of paper and crinkled them up a bit to make a little nest for him to sit in.  I colored him by inking with my blender brushes.

  • Memory Box - Backyard Wren die, colored with inks and blending brush
  • Spellbinders - Wreath die
  • Tim Holtz - Funky Floral #3
  • Martha Stewart - tag punch
  • ODBD - Mini tag sentiment stamp
  • Queen & co. - sunflower yellow gems

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Friday, December 1, 2023


 I was asked by Splitcoast Stampers if I would be a guest designer for December's Christmas challenge in their Fan club, you have to join and be a member in order to see the challenge and all the other creations that were made and join along.  I went with cross-stitching this cute little snowman.

  • My Favorite things - Tag die and pattern
  • Tim Holtz - Funky Festive dies
  • 49 and Market - Vintage Artistry Peace and Joy 12x12 paper
  • Impression Obsession - Sentiments II stamp
  • Making Memories - Brad
  • Simple Memories - Ribbon

Once I had this done I thought I should make up a couple more :)  They are fairly quick to stitch up, I think I did one each evening.

  • My Favorite things - Tag die and Pattern
  • Queen & co. - Cinnamon jellies (nose)
  • Ki - Black gems (eyes)
  • My mind's eye - O Christmas tree paper
  • Martha Stewart - ribbon
  • Making memories - brad

  • My Favorite things - tag die and pattern
  • Basic Grey - Blitzen collection for snow letters
  • Graphic 45 - Christmas past paper
  • Stampendous - Star Chain Brite stickers
  • Offray ribbon
  • DMC - floss
  • snowflake button (cut off the shank)
Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know you have :)


Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Vellum Poinsettia's

 In my stamp group our challenge was to use vellum on our Christmas cards and my first thought was to use it with my poinsettia dies, when looking for my vellum I found some gold vellum too, so I made two cards with both kinds of vellum, not sure which I like most.

  • Poppystamps - Blooming Poinsettia  Winsome die, Cut from Vellum
  • Memory Box - Winsome Snowflake die, cut from Vellum
  • PPD - Scalloped Snowflake Frames dies
  • BoBunny - Father Christmas paper (Green)
  • Anna Griffin - Christmas paper (gold)
  • Taylored Expressions - Wreath of Joy stamps (sentiment)

  • Paper Studio - Gold Vellum
  • Poppystamps - Blooming Poinsettia die, cut from Vellum
  • Crafters Companion - Holly & Ivy die 
  • Spellbinders - Holiday sentiment die
  • Graphic 45 - Christmas past paper
I would like to share my card today with Peace on Earth Challenge

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Saturday, November 25, 2023

Enjoy your day

 I bought some Lunar Paste a few months ago and had yet to try them out, I thought I would give it a go on one of these 3 D folders I have, I applied it with my fingers rubbing over the embossing, I bought two colors that look like shades of gold but as you can see in the close up the one has a green tint to it.

  • Tim Holtz - Botanical 3D embossing folder w/textured cardstock
  • Lunar Paste - Gold Rush and Sike on leaves
  • Jillibean Soup - JBI 287 sentiment stamp, embossed w/gold embossing powder

This side view is more true to the colors in the cardstock and pastes.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Thursday, November 23, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving

 I almost forgot to post the rest of the cards I made for Thanksgiving this year, it was just the hubby and I today but it was a nice day and we had a good meal and the hubs helped me so that is always nice too!

  • Marjolein Bastin - Nature's inspiration 2023 calendar
  • Spellbinders - Labels 18 die
  • PhotoPlay  - Meadows glow paper
  • Ms. Sparkle & co. - give thanks stamps

  • Impression Obsession - Wood Heart die
  • Spellbinders - Labels 23 die
  • Carta Bella - Fall Market paper
  • Tim Holtz - Funky Foliage dies

Photo Play - Meadows Glow paper
Paper Studio - Pressed Floral stickers
Martha Stewart - Border punch

Papers and pumpkin stamp from Brigit :)
Carta Bella - Farm Market papers
Gemini - Little stitched banner die
Spellbinders - Baby Bunting die

Thanks so much for all of you my on-line friends who stop by and give me encouragement and great inspiration.  So thankful for you all!


Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Just for you

 I had bought these ephemera pieces because I thought they might be nice to use in my Junk Journal this Autumn season.  Well when I was sitting at my desk one day trying to figure out what I was going to make for the next birthday card I needed I saw them sitting there and decided to try using them on the card.

  • Simple Stories - Acorn Lane Floral bits ephemera
  • DCWV - Wild Splendor paper
  • Studio G - Sentiment stamp
  • Martha Stewart - circle punch
  • Specturm noir - Clear sparkle pen on berries

While I had everything out and was going to need another birthday card in two days I decided to just keep going and make another. This pack has a few flowers and leaves that matched with the clusters that were in the pack so I put some foam tape on them and popped it up for more dimension.

  • Simple stories - Acorn Lane Florals bits ephemera
  • DCWV - Wild Splendor paper
  • Martha Stewart - Border punch
  • Tim Holtz - Metallic sticker book sentiment

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Sunday, November 19, 2023

Fall Flowers

 This stamp has such pretty flowers on it, I thought it would make a pretty Autumn birthday card colored with oranges and yellows. I fussy cut it out and then matted it with some brown cardstock.

  • Penny Black - Collage of Wishes stamp, colored w/markers and fussy cut
  • DCWV - Amber Autumn paper
  • Sequins

I don't know if the dots are too subtle in the background paper but I would like to share this with Double D Challenge Stripes or dots challenge

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, have a great rest of your Sunday,